> My roomate forgot his password on his new gateway desktop. he never set
> up the password recovery disk or any of that jazz? is he screwed? or is
> there anything he can do? thanks for your help!
have you got the .ISO file on the USB or have you burned the actual files to the stick. the ISO has to be burned to create a bootable media. have not done this with USB stick myself but should work as long as USB is enabled as bootable drive in BIOS. The is a tutorial in the tutorials section here which explains Bootable USB will try to locate it but you may want to have a look yourself as I have to rush out to the day job :D